Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Place your bets!

This is the second card in a set of 5 for the same lady. She is not a gambler at all but recently had a little flutter for a bit of fun and had a big win!! So this card is from her brother who wanted to incorporate her win in the card:) I decided to have a go at making an aperture card when I saw the challenge over at House Mouse and friends Monday. I did make it the hard way, it was definitely a learning curve lol but I got there in the end. I made it look like the little mouse is writing out his betting slip:)
Image - Housemouse
Medium - promarkers
Papers - Anna Griffin
Embellishments - ribbon, border punch, nestie shape, acetate
I would like to enter this into
Craft your Passion - red, green and cream
House Mouse and Friends - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - embellish it


theCook said...

That mouse is so cute!
I've never done an aperture card. Yours is lovely!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Pinky.

Hugs Riet.x

scrappyjacky said...

I've never done an aperture card either....are you sure there's an easy way??
It's turned out beautifully.

Crafty Chris said...

Gorgeous she is sure to love this card with the cute little mouse, lovely design and beautiful papers.
Chris x

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the how you have used tha apeture!!! Love the gingham!!! Hugs Juls

Christine said...

Hi Pinky awwww how sweet is this image?? what a creative lady you are great take on the chall...fab colour combo am sure the recipent will love it...thanks for sharing & joining us at HM& Friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is delightful - i love how you make the cards so personal - she will be maze when she see's all her cards lol
Lisa ;)

Rusty said...

Wow this looks fabulous!! Never done one myself but yours looks just fab! xxx

Dawn said...

this is really just adorable! Love the colors!
Glad you could join us at Craft Your Passion and Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Mina said...

what a great idea with the house mouse image Pinky...the colours make it perfect for a woman too
Mina xxx

Pinkllilac said...

Oh wow Pinky I love this card and good for you with the appeture bit, it looks great.Love the mouse hes so cute and how apt.
Happy New Year to you.

Hugs Linda

Kerry said...

This is a great card Pinky and I love the aperature shape you've chosen. I'm not a HM fan (she says ducking lol) but this is one cute image. She'll love her card :-D xx

Miria said...

Great job, Pinky! A perfect aperture card, the recipient will surely appreciate it! Hugs. Miria

Sally H said...

Wonderful card, Pinky! Love that housemouse x

Maggie's Crafts said...

What a beauty! Great creation! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @

Happy New Year!



Cheryl said...

oh hun yet another beauty you really have the art of making,your cards work so beautifully,with the images and papers you use,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Mags said...

What a great card! I love the effect on the top picture of the acetate with the image behind it, it makes the image look shimmery!

luv, Mags x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is brilliant Pinky both inside and out looks superb.
Lorraine x

The Fairy said...

What a gorgeous card Pinky

Wendy xxx

Dora said...

This is so pretty, love the pink colours of your gorgeous papers. I've only done an aperture card once before but never tried this curve before, looks lovely. xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Pinky, its so adorable and beautiful details.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wonderful design and so cute yet pretty. janex

craftybunny said...

A well thought out card and clever use of the image.Very pretty too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Michelle said...

Hi Pinky

Wow, what a fantastic card!! LOVE the papers and the image is just so adorable.

Such a clever card too, love way you have matched everything up so perfectly.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Hayley @ said...

So cute Pinky! I love the aperture style and the inside is beautiful! So decorative and pretty

Anita said...

Love it! You did a fantastic job on this Pinky and I'm sure the lady will love it!

Alizabethy said...

Such a cute card - love it!

America said...

Oh how very sweet and so adorable. Very Creative HM aperture Card Pinky! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge!! Hope to see you again joining our BLOG-HOP next week!

Sue said...

Pinky, what a clever Aperture card you made! Love the image and how you used it....your SIL is going to love, love, love it! thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Sue Drees

Lorraine A said...

oohh this is fantastic Pinky !! very creative !! the image and design are perfect :-)

Wishing you a very Happy New year :-)
thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Handmade by Vivi said...

wow, that is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for joining us at HM&F!

Sammibug said...

Wonderful aperature card! you did great for your first try! I'm impressed. I always seem to go about things the hard way, as well, the first time! LOL! Thanks for playing along with us in our "Red, Green & Cream" color challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Sue from Oregon said...

What a wonderful card! Love all the colors and the was you used this fun nestie for your card opening! Great to have you join in out House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you tomorrow too!

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

This is a relly pretty card. Love this colors and papers you have choosen. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challeng.

Hugs, Natascha

Lauretta See said...

Very nice card :) that is such a cute stamp. Thank you for joining is on craft your passion. We have a new challenge up.. Anything goes :) hope you will come and play again! Hugs x